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'''Edmund Spenser''' (; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for ''The Faerie Queene'', an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language. He was deeply affected by Irish faerie mythology, which he knew from his home at Kilcolman and possibly from his Irish wife Elizabeth Boyle. His genocidal tracts against Gaelic culture were war propaganda. His house (ruins remain) was burned to the ground during the war, causing him to flee Ireland.
Birth date1552/1553
Birth placeLondon, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1599|01|13|1552|}}[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P37670 National Archive documents]
Death placeLondon, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
OccupationPoet
LanguageEnglish
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
Period1569–1599
Notableworks''The Faerie Queene''
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